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assay

noun analysis, ascertainment, assessment, breakdown, calculation, computation, diagnosis, experiment, exploration, measurement, probation, probe, test, test case, verification

assay

verb analyze, ascertain, assess, calculate, commute, diagnose, endeavor, evaluate, experiment, measure, research, test, try, verify, weigh
See also: analysis, attempt, diagnosis, endeavor, experiment, inquiry

ASSAY. A chemical examination of metals, by which the quantity of valuable or precious metal contained in any mineral or metallic mixture is ascertained. 2. By the acts of Congress of March 3, 1823, 3 Story's L. U. S. 1924; of June 25, 1834, 4 Shars. cont. Story's L. U. S. 2373; and of June 28, 1834, Id. 2377, it is made the duty of the secretary of the treasury to cause assays to be made at the mint of the United States, of certain coins made current by the said acts, and to make report of the result thereof to congress.

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They are attracting more clients seeking their expertise, which Larabie believes has become a valuable calling card, considering there are few fire assayers with the level of expertise SPJ Labs possesses.
Rock samples were submitted to Skyline Assayers & Laboratories ("Skyline"), Sparks, Nevada for 24 element, multi-acid digestion, TE-4 ICP/OES multi-element analysis.
This portion of the program included 56 vein samples and two grab samples from the upper and lower walls of the South Yule vein, with the highest gold value reported by Assayers Canada at 2,696 gm/tonne (78.
Drill core and surface samples are assayed by Assayers Canada of Vancouver, BC.
Several hundred pounds of surface and core samples have been sent to Skyline Assayers & Laboratories in Tucson, Arizona for analysis.
com/ immediately took steps to ensure that their refinery, assayers and support personnel were prepared to handle the extra shipments without causing any delay in the fast payments provided to sellers.
Samples were then sent to Assayers Canada of Smithers, BC, where they were crushed, processed and underwent a 24 element multi-leach ICP analysis.
The samples were then sent to an Assayers laboratory in Canada where they were certified.
All pit related core will be sent to the Company's assayers, Alex Stewart Geochemical, prior to the Camp being closed the assayers have been asked to have all core assayed and reported back to the Company by January 25, 2009.
A group of 1,500 soil samples have been analyzed by Alex Stewart Assayers in the UK, a NI 43-101 compliant laboratory.